Christmas Corner

"Maybe Christmas," he thought, "doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas... perhaps... means a little bit more."
- Dr. Seuss



Christmas is forever, not for just one day, for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf. The good you do for others is good you do yourself.
- Norman Wesley Brooks



What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace.
- Agnes M. Pahro



Christmas is the happiness that lights our children's eyes.
Christmas is a song of bells ringing through the skies.
Christmas is a time of peace, of contentment deep within,
A time of love and silent hope that years will never dim.
- Sherrill Thompson



Rotini Pasta Salad Recipe

Ingredients:
2 bags or boxes of Rotini pasta
1 large bottle Ranch dressing
1/2 large bottle Italian dressing
1 small can sliced black olives
1 small jar sweet pickle relish
1 bell pepper, chopped
1 purple onion, chopped
Zatarain or Tony Chachiere seasoning
1 lb. shrimp, boiled, seasoned and deveined
1 container cherry tomatoes, cut in half

Directions:

Step 1:
Boil Rotini pasta al-dente. Drain and cool.

Step 2:
In a large bowl, combine all other ingredients except the cherry tomatoes.

Step 3:
Mix well and taste for correct seasoning.

Step 4:
Add cut cherry tomatoes last.

Note: Make at least a day before you need to serve it as the longer it sits, the better it tastes. Makes a very large amount, but it does keep a long time. Can be made with fat-free or low-fat dressing with no effect on taste.